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It never ceases to amaze us where forklifts and other materials handling equipment ends up. This week, for example, we read about the deployment of an all-terrain forklift in war-torn Afghanistan, delivered, no less, by military aircraft and parachuted into place.  While this may be an extreme delivery method, the adoption of forklifts is commonplace today, from factories to retail, and new uses continue to evolve for these industry workhorses. Long may it continue.

Northline strengthens freight operations in NT Australasia News
Darwin, Northern Territory National freight and logistics company Northline and Darwin-based carrier QAL Transport have joined forces to strengthen their Northern Territory operations. From 1 December, QAL Transport will integrate its road... [more]
Linfox opens $40 million warehouse facility Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria A $40 million warehouse facility, the largest Linfox cold store site in the Asia Pacific region, has opened in Melbourne. Built by the company for beverage giant Lion Dairy... [more]
Melbourne port sets container throughput record Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria Port of Melbourne has set a new Australian record of 241,478 TEU (20 ft. equivalent container units) throughput for October, breaking the previous high of 232,881 TEU handled in August... [more]
Forklift bursts into flames Australasia News
Gold Coast, Queensland A forklift operator on the Gold Coast was taken to hospital with minor burns to his leg after the forklift he was driving caught fire. Gold Coast Bulletin News... [more]

Hitachi, Nissan to integrate forklift businesses
JAPAN Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. and Nissan Motor Co. have announced that they will integrate their forklift businesses to enhance their competitiveness amid expectations for strong demand growth in emerging economies.... [more]
Jungheinrich builds new Chinese plant
CHINA Jungheinrich is gearing up for increased demand from the Asian market with a new plant in Qingpu, China. Jungheinrich AG board chairman Hans-Georg Frey was among the local... [more]
Machinery industry provides impetus to support public action
BELGIUM The Market Surveillance Joint Industry Support Platform was launched at a conference hosted by the European Commission (EC) in Brussels last week. Targeted at market surveillance authorities and market... [more]
Cargotec partners with ST Kinetics
SINGAPORE Cargotec has signed a co-operation agreement with Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd (ST Kinetics) to develop automated port equipment. Both parties have agreed to co-operate in developing applications and... [more]
Heli Americas logs gains during 2011
UNITED STATES Heli Americas reports market success during 2011 and the possibility of adding two or three dealers by 31 December and plans to add a major account manager in early 2012.... [more]
Survey: sustainability, energy efficiency of high interest
UNITED STATES A survey indicates forklift users have high interest in environmental sustainability and energy efficiency factors in making purchase decisions. The findings stem from Crown’s 20-question email survey of about... [more]
Engineers start careers at Briggs
UNITED KINGDOM Six youths have completed a four-year apprenticeship scheme at Briggs Equipment and have joined the company as forklift engineers. The Cannock-based company employs about 700 people, with 350 of... [more]
Dandy’s appoints Farralls as pallet provider
UNITED KINGDOM Farralls Transport, a founder member of Palletforce, has signed a deal potentially worth GBP10 million (USD15.5 million) to be the sole UK pallet network provider for rock salt supplier Dandy’s.... [more]
Forklift helps with off-water sailing logistics
UNITED STATES An ML1612R compact variable reach truck from Oy Meclift Ltd of Tampere, Finland is accompanying the America’s Cup World Series during its global road show for sailboat races involving wing-sail... [more]
Forklift user adds distribution capacity
UNITED STATES Historically a user of Crown and Raymond reach trucks and order pickers, the North American subsidiary of a shoe manufacturer/retailer is adding distribution capacity. Clarks Companies North America (CCNA)... [more]
Winners of Hi-Vis vest - Reading, United Kingdom
New dealers strengthen network - Lutterworth, United Kingdom
Manufacturer reports upward trend - Broadway, United Kingdom
Bendi girls strip for charity - Redditch, United Kingdom
Komatsu doubles assistance - Tokyo, Japan [more]
Movers & Shakers
Briggs International, Terex Cranes Europe, Nissan Forklift Corp, FleetNet America Inc, Flexi Narrow Aisle [more]
Military transport safely drops forklift in war zone
AFGHANISTAN A US Army battalion dropped an all-terrain forklift from a C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft into an Afghanistan theatre of war on 23 November. Three parachutes slowed the descent.... [more]
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Ever used your Forklift to lift 1,000 lbs slabs of ice cream?
Yes, you heard correctly ...This is just one example of the mind boggling entries in the bizarre world of the Forklift Gymnastics.

Think you can beat that? The FLTA is calling all Gymnasts for their one-off  "Fork Lift Truck Olympics", which are part of this year’s Awards for Excellence.

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Entries close on the 31 December 2011.

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High quality, cost effective forklift cabins for any application
DFK Cab Ltd, supplies complete cabs or separate panels for more than 20 forklift brands to customers worldwide. In 2008 we extended our offering of polycarbonate cabins to include a wide variety of UTV vehicles. [more]
Big Joe to showcase new AC Series Rider Pallet Truck at Modex
Big Joe launches its C Series rider pallet trucks with the introduction of the Big Joe WRT60. The WRT60 is the first in a new line of end control riders designed to deliver high performance and low operating costs. [more]
Bolzoni Auramo partner of the Wine Industry
Bolzoni Auramo cooperates with some of the most important wine industries, supplying forklift attachments for every stage in the production. The company offers support during all phases of the wine making process. [more]
GlobeQuip secures Kalmar Dealership Australasia News
GlobeQuip has been appointed as an authorised Kalmar equipment dealer, providing sales, service and support for Kalmar forklift trucks, reachstackers, container handlers and logstackers. Core services include specifying the appropriate equipment for the task and establishing maintenance and servicing schedules. [more]
MODEX: Eliminate Batteries and increase productivity with Nuvera Fuel Cells
Nuvera Fuel Cells will display the latest fuel cell and hydrogen refueling products for material handling at MODEX in Atlanta, 2012. These products are designed to cut costs and increase productivity in your materials handling operation. [more]
Scale model site celebrates 5th birthday with a 10% discount!
Five years ago the site went on line. This site shows you the private collection of miniature lift trucks, aerial platforms and other material handling equipment collected by the families Thermote & Vanhalst. [more]
Modex 2012: Collated NIOSH and EASE Manual Materials Handling Workshop
The Ergonomic Assist Systems and Equipment Council (EASE) of Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) announced a workshop in conjunction with National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) called “Engineered Solutions for Manual Handling Jobs” collocated with MODEX 2012. [more]
ICHCA Australia improves communications
ICHCA Australia Limited has launched its own website to improve communications with its members and colleagues and to keep them better informed of national and international developments such as the ICHCA International 2012 Biennial Conference and Exhibition. [more]
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Maximal new design 5 ton diesel forklift launched
Maximal’s new improved mini 5.0T diesel forklift, retains the load capacity and performance of the existing mini 5.0T forklift but features a compact design and smaller turning radius, which makes it much more energy efficient. [more]
Nissan's Heavyweight GO6 Series Pneumatic Tire Engine-Powered Forklift
Nissan Forklift introduces the new GO6 Series Pneumatic Tire Engine-Powered Forklift Truck for heavy lifting and efficient operation with lower exhaust emissions. The GO6 emits exhaust levels well below what’s required by Tier III standards. [more]
Can Going Green Really Cut Your Fleet Costs?
Chevin Fleet Solutions has unveiled the latest version of its award-winning, online, fleet management system. Released to coincide with its 21st anniversary, Chevin continues to set new benchmarks for software in the fleet, and broader asset management, arena. [more]
Atlet's new generation Tergo: the world’s most ergonomic reach trucks
Recently the Swedish truck manufacturer Atlet presented their new generation Tergo reach trucks. Focusing on how to minimise operator fatigue and stress, these trucks are designed to be the most ergonomic trucks on the market. [more]
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High quality, cost effective forklift cabins for any application 
Big Joe to showcase new AC Series Rider Pallet Truck at Modex 
Bolzoni Auramo partner of the Wine Industry 
GlobeQuip secures Kalmar Dealership 
MODEX: Eliminate Batteries and increase productivity with Nuvera Fuel Cells 
Scale model site celebrates 5th birthday with a 10% discount! 
Modex 2012: Collated NIOSH and EASE Manual Materials Handling Workshop 
ICHCA Australia improves communications
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Maximal new design 5 ton diesel forklift launched 
Nissan's Heavyweight GO6 Series Pneumatic Tire Engine-Powered Forklift 
Can Going Green Really Cut Your Fleet Costs? 
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